Tuesday, December 4, 2007

This Is Not Technically Political

OK, I don't do politics on this blog, but Every once in a while I hear something that makes me want to punch my radio. Today, I heard one of those things, and I had to share it.

Besides, Technically... badmouthing the White House's Current Occupant is not even really "political" because the country is so strongly united against him. Whether you are a conservative, a liberal, a progressive, regressive, transgressive, socialist, communist, or fundamentalist, we all pretty much agree that this President is no real prize. He Is a "uniter", just not the way that he had probably hoped to be.

I tried to find a video clip of the exact line that made me nearly chuck a 30-dollar radio across my house, but I couldn't find one quickly and I've got a Scrabble Game to get to. So I will have to make due with the transcript, and let your imaginations fill in the mildly retarded, yet somehow still condescending, tone of voice:(for context, I need to mention - he was addressing the release of a report about just how non-dangerous Iran is.)

BUSH (speaking very slowly, as if teaching a kindergarten student how to tie her shoes): Look... Iran was dangerous... Iran is dangerous... and Iran will be dangerous if they have the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon.

Except we all know... he didn't say nuclear, now did he. He said Nukyular. and he said it slowly and deliberately. You could almost hear him punctating the sentence by aggressively jabbing his index finger at the offending reporters who dared to mislead the American people into thinking their President was a moron.

Here, I'll give it to you once more, with the jabs worked in:

BUSH (speaking very slowly, as if teaching a kindergarten student how to tie her shoes): Look... Iran was [jab]dangerous... Iran is [jab]dangerous... and Iran will be dangerous if they have the knowledge[jab] necessary to make[jab] a Nyukkyular[jab]weapon.[jab][smirk].

After this line, the two tall "jocks" behind him (from every high school movie you've ever seen) started patting him on the back and saying "Yeah, G.W! You showed that Loser-face who's boss!" and taunting poor David Gregory with jeers like "Yeah, Loser!", and "Hey, let's get out of here, before we catch Loser-itis!"

Seriously, it would probably be an upgrade for our nation if we could get "Biff" from Back To The Future to run the country for a little while.

So Mr Bush - Before you DARE to speak to your nation like that again, learn how to say "nuclear". Otherwise, I got nothin' to say to you, pal.


Anonymous said...

Welllllllll. . . .I don't make politcal comments either - I wear them. I sure hope America can choose better next time

'nuff said

lady in black

Art said...

Frank - I totally agree. The only thing more annoying than Bush's mispronunciation of the word "nuclear" is his undying conviction that he is, by God, correct in everything he says and does. Gee, I hope that wasn't too political ;)